Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just Plain Sweet

I love pink, turquoise and chocolate together and this paper was just screaming out to be used!! It's from a Making Memories 6x6 pack. It's very sweet yet bold and I LOVED how it pulled a bit of yellow into the mix as it really brightens the entire look of the paper. And it made me reach for my Barely Banana paper which was a staple when I first started using SU! products but has been neglected over months as I ventured out into different styles and colors. But it was PERFECT to pair with this super sweet paper. It's still a 'bit' wintery but bright enough to make me think that spring is COMING!!! It's gorgeous here today in MA and hopefully will continue to stay that way!!

Anyway, I matted this paper with Regal Rose (a 'go to' for me these days!) and chocolate chip.

I had some American Crafts buttons in chocolate brown that I wanted to use but they felt dark to me and lost among the sea of colors in the paper. So to make them stand out I did a couple of things. I took some of my very thin, satin, polka-dotted ribbon and threaded it through each button and tied it into knots. I then went to my Cricut and using the Accent Essentials cartridge I cut this scallop shape that has punches through each scallop 'bubble' in Regal Rose. I cut two of them and put them together creating the 'double bubble' effect. To hide the seam where the 2 strips of scallop meet, I ran a strip of the retired SU! chocolate 1/8" grosgrain ribbon. I then used tiny glue dots to adhere the threaded buttons to the ribbon. The sentiment on the inside is Happy Birthday!!

I hope that everyone is having a beautiful and creative Saturday!!